WEATHER »

Sports: Youth Volleyball

Sign Up for Spring League at Girsh Park


Santa Barbara is nearly synonymous with volleyball, having cultivated beach-playing legends such as Karch Kiraly and Todd Rogers, to name just two. This April, budding spikers can start their careers by signing up for Volleyball Starts Here, a youth league for ages 7-15. Sign-ups have begun for the league, which runs April 8-May 31 at Girsh Park in Goleta. The eight-week session is sponsored by the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), which has mentored more than 100,000 children on the sport, according to its website. “One of the things that separates the USYVL from many other youth sports programs is the level of encouragement and ‘fun’ factor that we bring to the kids,” said Randy Sapoznik, executive director of the USYVL. The cost is $150 per kid, but there are discounts for families signing up two children or more. The price includes a volleyball, uniform, and individual medals. For more information, call (888) 988-7985 or visit usyvl.org.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

California State Senate Bill Seeks Automatic Enrollment for Emergency Alerts

SB 821 would also allow residents to opt out.

Peabody Stadium Landscaping Slightly Over Budget

The school board approved paying the $77,000 overrun with contingency funds.

Naloxone Saves Another

A trained deputy administered the nasal spray to an overdosed male in Goleta.

Cop Dog Helps Drug Bust in Montecito

A convicted felon was caught with heroin, cash, and a handgun.

Who’s the Real Westsider?

Four candidates fight for Santa Barbara's District 3.